I don't know if I ever openly said this, but I do remember criticizing a friend's logic last week for saying we'd draft a running back. I was wrong thinking we needed to do that. Too much talent is a good problem to have.
I never thought Easley would be drafted that high either. I figured third round. First and second round picks are more or less expected to contribute something immediately. Using a pick that high on a guy that won't play seemed crazy to me. But it isn't unprecedented (Willis McGahee, '03 draft).
I was wrong about us picking a receiver in the second round. I would've probably bet money on it lol. Then the Stevie Johnson trade happened and we got an explosive playmaker in the fourth. Dare I say we could potentially have one of the best groups of receivers in the league. And this doesn't even include Vernon Davis.
I was also wrong in thinking we wouldn't use all of our picks. I did believe we'd trade back some because of the amount of talent that would be available in the second and third rounds. But I figured after we'd end up using eight and nine draft picks, while rolling the leftovers into 2015.
[ Edited by LifelongNiner on May 11, 2014 at 7:41 AM ]